a small Welsh coastal town a young woman is coming to terms with her past. Nia
has returned with her daughter to the place where she was attacked as a
teenager. Through her story, and those of friends who have also returned from
travelling the world, Nia gradually reveals ? and makes sense of ? what took
place one evening on the nearby dunes, an ancient and mysterious place of
history and nature. The discordant strands of her life all come into focus ? her
dysfunctional parents, the daughter who she must raise differently, the friends
with whom she shared the innocence of childhood, and her idle new friends. As
events unfold, she strives towards a kind of resolution.
evocative, immersive and compelling, Nia
is the lyrically told story of a young woman at odds with convention and
finding new ways to live her life.
Minhinnick has written a beautiful novel in which realism and poetry collide